Jun 08, 2018

Flydubai ceases operations to Mattala

The only international airline operating to Mattala has suspended its flights to the airport.

UAE-based Fly Dubai has suspended its operations to the Mattala international airport owing to commercial reasons.

A spokesperson for the airline told the Colombo Gazette that Flydubai flights to Mattala will not operate after 0‎8 June due to commercial reasons.

“Passengers who have purchased tickets between Dubai and Mattala are being rebooked on our flights to Colombo,” Fly Dubai said.

Fly Dubai said that passengers who wish to receive a refund are advised to contact their Travel Agent or the Contact Centre in Dubai on (00971) 600 54 44 45. Fly Dubai apologised for the inconvenience caused to its passengers’ travel plans.

The Mattala international airport had been operating at a huge loss since it was launched by the former Government.

The current Government has been in talks with an Indian company to reach a deal to operate the airport and make it profitable.